State Police continue search for Bridgewater home invasion shooting suspect

Connecticut State Police search a wooded area in Bridgewater for a suspected home invader (Image: Twitter/CT_STATE_POLICE)

BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police continue their search for man who entered a home in the town of Bridgewater early Thursday morning, shot a man, and fled.

At 3:40 a.m., Troopers responded to a residence at 606 Main Street South on a report of a possible home invasion.

“They determined that it was an actual home invasion where at least one male suspect entered the residence. One shot was fired and there was one victim who was transported to Danbury Hospital,” said State Police spokeswoman Trooper Kelly Grant Danbury Hospital. The victim’s identity and condition have not been released.

State Police tell News 8 they began their search believing that the suspect was hiding in the woods.  Troopers with canines searched the area, and just after 7:30 a.m., they located the shotgun used in the incident. Trooper One, the State Police helicopter was on standby, but early morning fog rendered it useless.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned white or Hispanic male. No further descriptive details are available. State police also reported that a vehicle that had been reported stolen in New York State was found near the home. A car was also reported stolen from a home not too far from the scene, and that car was later found abandoned in Waterbury.

Just before 9:30 a.m., News 8’s Kent Pierce spoke with Troopers on the scene, who said the manhunt was scaling down, under the assumption that the suspect had gotten away in the stolen car.

They are continuing their search. Now, they need the public’s help to find any piece of information that might help.

“They may think its insignificant, they may think it’s too small. Don’t worry about it,” Trooper Grant said. “Give us a call. Let us determine whether it’s something that we need or don’t need. We would rather have you give us a call about it than not give us a call about it.”

If you have any information that could help State Police with their investigation, you’re asked to call Troop A at 203-267-2200.

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